Those who grew up in front of the camera are marked with a different kind of star power that either sparkle or wane through the years. In the case of Alexa Ilacad, it’s pretty clear that the former child star was able to sustain her shine and even blossom into a more beautiful and effective actress.
Alexa was only 8 when she became a mini comedienne via successful kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit. But Alexa has also proven her skills in dramatic acting in several Kapamilya shows . And while people assume that drama is more difficult because of the big emotions, she believes doing comedy is not a walk in the park either, “People think na mas mahirap lagi ang drama because you have to cry and mas complex ang emotions pero mahirap din magpatawa. Mahirap ang comedy kasi dapat meron kang perfect timing,” Alexa shared in an interview.
Alexa transitioned to play complex characters and explore her passion for music on the side. She got her biggest break in television when she was cast in the primetime drama series “Bagito.” She portrayed the role of Camille “Princess” Lorenzo, the childhood friend of Andrew (Nash Aguas) who had romantic feelings for him ever since. She eventually became the adoptive mother of his son with Vanessa (Ella Cruz), baby Albie. In 2017, she was tapped to join the powerhouse cast of Kapamilya afternoon soap The Good Son. She played Justine, the dependable friend of Calvin (Nash Aguas).
Alexa added a feather to her cap by donning an important role in the groundbreaking thriller-drama series The Killer Bride, which also highlighted her versatility as the kontrabida, Luna. Alexa loved the show so much she called it her “best teleserye.” She enjoyed playing with different emotions and she really learned a lot from her talented co-stars.
In 2020, Alexa starred in Init Sa Magdamag topbilled by Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, and JM De Guzman. She, as Hannah, and loveteam partner Gab Lagman as Kiko stretched the show’s romantic angle and complicated family drama.
This year, Alexa Ilacad surprised her fans when she was announced as one of the official celebrity housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Season 10.
Check out this gallery to be mesmerized by her transformation!